All Elite Wrestling is headed to London for AEW All In, and according to Tony Khan, pre-sale tickets are already a massive success.
Khan first announced the blockbuster event on the April 5th episode of Dynamite, revealing that not only would the company be making its UK debut on August 27th, but the show would be held inside the iconic 90,000 seat Wembley Stadium.
While tickets don’t officially go on sale to the general public until May 5th, a portion of fans were able to snag tickets with a pre-sale code on May 2nd. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reported that AEW had sold more than 35,000 tickets, ensuring it would break the company’s previous attendance record of 20,177 attendants at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam back in September.
In an update, Tony Khan took to social media to reveal that the number of tickets sold was even higher than originally reported, clocking in at 36,000. He also provided information about how much revenue was generating, noting that sales were just getting started.
“Today’s one of the best days in @AEW history
Thank you to all buying #AEWAllIn tickets today, off to an AMAZING start already 36,000 sold for £3.8M ($4.7M) + we’re only getting started, more great seats are going on-sale!
Let’s celebrate TOMORROW on Wednesday Night #AEWDynamite”
Today's one of the best days in @AEW history
Thank you to all buying #AEWAllIn tickets today, off to an AMAZING start already
36,000 sold for £3.8M ($4.7M) +
we're only getting started, more great seats are going on-sale!
Let's celebrate TOMORROW on Wednesday Night #AEWDynamite
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) May 2, 2023
Tony Khan Called Recent AEW All In Report “A Load Of Crap”
In response to Meltzer’s report of 35,000 tickets sold, ESPN’s Mike Coppinger took to social media to report rumors that Wembley Stadium would only be set up to hold 40,000 fans at All In. Tony Khan was quick to respond, calling Coppinger’s report a “load of crap” before insinuating that the information came from rival WWE President Nick Khan.
“LIES. What a load of crap. Tell your agent Nick Khan to shove it up his a**”
In another response shortly thereafter, Khan continued, questioning Coppinger’s credentials and chastising him as a poor representation of ESPN.
“Since you carry the credentials of a credible reporter + represent the Worldwide Leader, I’m just curious: who was your source for this, and how can a reporter representing ESPN tweet something about a legit news story that’s so blatantly wrong and easily verified as a falsehood?”